Mission and Vision

Our mission is to improve healthcare at Duke and around the world through use of health informatics and analytics. The avenues toward this mission include:

  1. Improving clinical quality, safety, and efficiency and measure the impact of interventions though a series of concrete pre-defined measurements
  2. Engaging patients and families with a focus on personalized care, adherence to treatment, and modification of behavior for better health
  3. Improving care by providing knowledge during process of care
  4. Improving care coordination ensuring shared and continuous care
  5. Improving population health with emphasis on community and public health
  6. Improving our ability to conduct health-research, and research within the care setting
  7. Ensuring privacy and security

 

Our vision is to use information and information systems to transform healthcare through a tripartite program of education, research and practice towards this mission and vision. The transformation of healthcare through application of information and information systems requires multiple approaches, including policy, business, management, nursing, medicine, engineering, information technology and information science. Thus, Health Informatics education and practicum experience at Duke includes these areas in a distinctly interdisciplinary approach drawing on clinical sciences, management sciences, and information sciences.